Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has claimed that striker Daniel Sturridge could be set for a summer departure from the club if he continues to struggle with his injury problems.
The German midfielder points out that his compatriot Klopp needs his players to work in the system he plays and if Sturridge can’t physically cope with the system, he will soon be on his way out from the club.
He said: “Time is running out for Daniel to show that he is the striker to lead Liverpool’s attack in the future. There is no doubting Sturridge’s quality but I remember when I was at City that there were worries back then about his problems with injury.”
The 27-year-old has struggled with a series of injuries during past two seasons and has managed only 17 league appearances for the Reds.
“Jurgen Klopp needs a striker he can rely on,” Hamann added. “Not only that, he expects every single one of his players to put in a shift physically.
“There have to be doubts whether Sturridge can cope physically with the system that Klopp plays.
“This is a big six months for Daniel. He has to get himself fit, play regularly and score goals.”